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Eileen Foster29/05/2019 16:16:49
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My eldest girl would like me to make her a double bed quilt to use in the summer instead of the duvet.

Of course I said yes." What colours would you like?"

Answer : "black, greys and browns please."


Why don't my girls like colour??? Am I the only one who has daughters that are into the 'dark side'?

Edited By Eileen Foster on 29/05/2019 16:17:52

Margaret S29/05/2019 17:08:43
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I love black and grey, though not so keen on brown. There are many shades of all 3 colours. Black can be almost blue or green. Grey can have a pinkish shade. Brown can be on the orange/red side. Oakshott fabrics have a wonderful shot effect. Of course, I am talking plains, but you can cheat with patterned fabric too!

I'm sure what ever you choose will be wonderful.

(I am working on a very old UFO and I'm not sure if I really like it, because it is not very bright!!!)


Eileen Foster11/06/2019 15:18:25
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She has said I can have bright pink on the backing surprise

I think I will do a scrappy back so the quilt can be reversible. She will get pink on the back and if she doesn't like it then tough laugh

so far so good I have found some nice caramel oakshot fabrics to brighten up the greys and blacks.

Eileen x

Eileen Foster11/06/2019 17:52:37
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This is the centre panel' it is 16 6.5" churn dash blocks joined together. The dark grey that looks blue-ish is spare fabric from her sister's quilt. well waste not want not.

16 churndash.jpg

Plan to place them 'on point'

churn dash on point.jpg

This will have a triple layer border with a chequer board corner stone. this is some placed but not stitched yet.

placed sashing.jpg

Brenda in OZ12/06/2019 00:30:41
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This is coming together well Eileen. I like your choice of fabrics.

I'll look forward to progress reports.

Just cut the fabric for a large Kaffe Fasset quilt. So many bright colours you don't need a complex design. Use the KISS formula (Keep It Simple Stupid).

Brenda in OZ!

Eileen Foster23/06/2019 21:35:29
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well the top is ready to be assembled once I have made the back . I will be a sort of QAYG.

photos of progress todate.

this forms the corner of the on point churn dash.

corner of churn dash.jpg

Then I added a flying geese border to square it up.

central panel.jpg

The side panels are a variant on a friendship star.

side panel.jpg

The top and bottom panels are also ready.

top lay out..jpg

The top of this quilt is to the left. I forgot to rotate the camera.

so far so good.



Brenda in OZ24/06/2019 06:37:11
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This is looking fabulous Eileen.

Are you planning on quilting it yourself?

Eileen Foster24/06/2019 09:07:02
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Thanks Brenda, I must say I am happier now that I have got some colour into it. the red hare fabric in one of the blocks was used in Elizabeth's bed runner that I made. 3rd project I made.9 patch varient.jpg


both my girls like outline/echo quilting and as it is in panels that will fit under my machine that is what I will do. in some of the plain squares in a block I will attempt some free motion 'scribbles'. her and her boyfriend have 2 cats so I might do cat outlines too. See how fed up I get..



Edited By Eileen Foster on 24/06/2019 09:07:27

rosemary Rosenfeld26/06/2019 12:35:31
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That is looking lovely Eileen.....just that splash of red brings it to life.....I'm with you on colour

Best Rosemary

Eileen Foster26/06/2019 12:53:37
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wait till you see what I am doing for the back !

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